The Des Moines Register reports:
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake for a suburban Des Moines school district Friday if incensed parents follow through with a plan to artificially lower the district’s enrollment numbers.
Ankeny Community School District families angry over a new mask mandate are threatening to unenroll their children from school ahead of the state’s Oct. 1 student count date.
The number of students enrolled in a district on that date helps set funding levels for the next school year. As part of the plan, some parents would then re-enroll their children on Oct. 2, effectively forcing the district to educate their children with less money.
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